Welcome! I went and read your page to get to know you a little better. Your weight is right around where I started. I have been in a pretty stuck place for a few months, but I am happy to say that using the Beck approach and support from this team on Spark, I lost around 40 pounds (depending on where you put the starting weight) and I have kept it off.
I started over and over and I never got anywhere, so what was different this time? It isn't a simple answer, but it has to do with the Beck approach of changing behaviors little by little, learning not to look for perfection, giving ourselves credit when we do something that supports our goals, jumping right back on track when we do something that does not support our goals. So many little things.
This team is the best ever!!!! I really hope that you will find the support here that you are looking for. (Also, I love the Bay area. Do you still live there? My kids both went to Stanford so we visited a lot. And my husband and I always loved San Francisco even before we met. I'm in the Chicago area.)
So, good luck getting going on this! Ask for help! Our team members hang around on the Daily Checkin. We also have the Coaching Corner for asking about things that need some brain power! or some accountability.
There are also threads for each Beck Day but I am not real sure what is over on those. But it could be a way to connect with 'people' who have been at that stage at different times but they already wrote their thoughts.
Sparkfully Yours, Judi
Dear Spark Friends, I may not always write back about everything each person posts, but I am really interested in you! If you ever need me, send me a Spark Mail and I will always answer!
| current weight: 191.0